14 Fireball Drink Recipes That'll Heat Up Your Night

Updated January 5, 2022
Liquor being poured over an ball ice in a glass

Fireball whisky is an exciting cocktail ingredient because it's so versatile. Fireball can make cocktails that taste like candy in a glass with its strong cinnamon flavor and sweetness from added sugar. Use these Fireball whisky recipes to make tasty mixed drinks everyone is sure to love.

Orange Cinnamon Old-Fashioned

This drink made from Fireball whisky is a twist on a classic. If the end result of this drink is too sweet for your tastes, omit the sugar cube.

Orange Cinnamon Fireball

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a rocks glass, muddle the sugar cube, bitters, and a splash of soda water.
  2. Add ice, Fireball, and bourbon.
  3. Stir to mix.
  4. Holding the orange peel with its skin-side down over the drink, squeeze to release the citrus oils into the drink. Drop it into the drink skin-side up for garnish.

Hot Tamale Fireball Cocktail

Remember Hot Tamales candy from when you were a kid? Make the grown-up version with Fireball whisky.

Hot Tamale Cocktail

Ingredients

  • Orange wedge and cinnamon sugar for rim
  • 2 ounces Fireball
  • ¼ ounce grenadine
  • 4 ounces ginger ale
  • Ice
  • Cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of a rocks glass with the orange wedge.
  2. With the sugar on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the sugar to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Fireball, and grenadine.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Top off with ginger ale.
  7. Stir to mix.
  8. Garnish with the cinnamon stick.

Fireball Cinnamon Roll Shake

This Fireball whisky cocktail is more of a dessert than a mixed drink. If you loved grandma's homemade baked cinnamon rolls, this is a dessert cocktail that is sure to please. It's sweet, creamy, and spicy and makes one for you and one to share.

Cinnamon Roll Shake Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • 3 ounces Fireball
  • 1 ounce vanilla vodka
  • 1½ cups half and half

Instructions

  1. In a blender, combine all ingredients.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve in milkshake or collins glass with straw.

Hot Cinnamon Spiced Cider

If you like hot apple cider with spiced rum, then chances are you'll enjoy this Fireball drink, which adds a cinnamon-flavored kick to a classic winter warmer.

Fireball hot cinnamon cider

Ingredients

  • 1 gallon apple cider
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 star anise
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 1 cup Fireball

Instructions

  1. In a slow cooker set on low, add apple cider, dark brown sugar, cinnamon sticks, star anise, cloves, and Fireball.
  2. Cover and simmer for four hours.
  3. Turn down to keep warm.
  4. Skim the spices from the cider.
  5. Serve in mugs garnished with cinnamon stick.

Fireball French Toast Cocktail

For some reason, Fireball whisky can invoke a lot of breakfast foods in the mixed drinks you make from it. If you're a French toast fan, then you'll enjoy this simple breakfast-themed cocktail.

Fireball French toast cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Bailey's Irish Cream
  • ¼ ounce heavy cream
  • Ice
  • ½ ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • ½ ounce Fireball whisky
  • Ice
  • 4 ounces cream soda

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Baileys, and heavy cream.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Very slowly, to prevent curdling, add butterscotch schnapps and Fireball.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  6. Top off with cream soda.
  7. Stir.

Apple-Cinnamon Red Hot Shot

If red is your color, try a simple red hot shot, and it's packed with flavor and fun to drink. This recipe makes two, but what you do with both is up to you.

Apple-cinnamon red hot shot

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add Fireball, Crown Royal apple, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into shot glasses.

Fireball and Bailey's Irish Coffee

Want to spice up your Irish coffee? Adding a small amount of Fireball whisky brings a new depth to this delicious coffee beverage.

Fiery Irish coffee

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce Irish whiskey
  • ½ ounce Fireball
  • ½ ounce simple syrup
  • 4 ounces hot brewed coffee
  • Unsweetened hand-whipped cream

Instructions

  1. In a coffee mug, add Irish whiskey, Fireball, and simple syrup.
  2. Stir to mix.
  3. Top off with coffee.
  4. Stir.
  5. Spoon hand-whipped cream over top of coffee.

Snickerdoodle Cookie Cocktail

Fireball whisky mixes with RumChata in delicious ways. Try this RumChata recipe for a cocktail that tastes just like mom's homemade cookies but with an extra kick.

Snickerdoodle cookie cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1½ ounces RumChata
  • ¾ ounce Fireball
  • ¾ ounce vanilla vodka
  • Ice
  • Ground cinnamon and cinnamon stick for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, RumChata, Fireball, and vanilla vodka.
  3. Shake to chill.
  4. Strain into the chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cinnamon and cinnamon stick.

Manhattan Fire

There's no place for the fiery flavors to hide in this Manhattan riff, and it certainly isn't for the faint of heart.

Red Drink In Martini On Table

Ingredients

  • ¾ ounce Fireball
  • ¾ ounce bourbon
  • 1 ounce sweet vermouth
  • 2 dashes Angostura bitters
  • Ice
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chill a martini glass or coupe.
  2. In a mixing glass, add ice, Fireball, bourbon, sweet vermouth, and bitters.
  3. Stir rapidly to chill.
  4. Strain into chilled glass.
  5. Garnish with cherry.

Apple Cherry Bomb

This sweet yet spicy cocktail bends any and all expectations.

Apple cherry bomb

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces apple cider
  • 1 ounce Fireball
  • ¾ ounce grenadine
  • Ice
  • Ginger ale to taste
  • Cherry for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, apple cider, Fireball, and grenadine.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Top off with ginger ale.

Spiced Cinnamon Sangria

Fireball adds a new layer of complexity to the traditional sangria, with its spicy cinnamon notes crafts a whole new look on this classic drink. Although this makes a single serving, it can easily be scaled up to serve a crowd.

Sangria Glass On Table

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces red wine
  • 1½ ounces Fireball
  • ¾ ounce freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ½ ounce allspice dram
  • ½ ounce peach liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Ice
  • Orange slice for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, red wine, Fireball, orange juice, allspice dram, peach liqueur, and lemon juice.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with orange slice.

Spiced Cranberry Highball

Elegant and flavorful cocktails don't need to be complicated- this Fireball sipper comes together with just a handful of ingredients. And if you want to make it even easier, you can choose to build it in the glass, too.

Berry cocktail

Ingredients

  • 3 ounces cranberry juice
  • 1 ounce Fireball
  • ¾ ounce vanilla vodka
  • Ice
  • Lemon peel for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, cranberry juice, Fireball whiskey, and vanilla vodka.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into highball glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with lemon peel, if desired.

Fireball Eggnog

Sometimes eggnog can be a little too cloying or rich, but the Fireball whiskey kicks that notion to the curb with this updated Firenog recipe.

Fireball Eggnog

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces Fireball
  • 2 ounces eggnog
  • ½ ounce amaretto
  • ¼ ounce vanilla schnapps
  • Ice
  • Ground cinnamon for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Fireball whiskey, eggnog, amaretto, and vanilla schnapps.
  2. Shake to chill.
  3. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice.
  4. Garnish with ground cinnamon.

Fireball Margarita

If you want a margarita with a nice burst of cinnamon heat, this checks all of the boxes.

Fireball Margarita

Ingredients

  • Lime wedge and salt for rim
  • ¾ ounce Fireball whiskey
  • ¾ ounce silver tequila
  • ½ ounce orange liqueur
  • ½ ounce freshly squeezed lime juice
  • ½ ounce agave
  • Ice
  • Lime wedge for garnish

Instructions

  1. To prepare rim, rub the rim of the glass with the lime wedge.
  2. With the salt on a saucer, dip either half or the entire rim of the glass in the salt to coat.
  3. In a cocktail shaker, add ice, Fireball, tequila, orange liqueur, lime juice, and agave.
  4. Shake to chill.
  5. Strain into prepared glass.
  6. Garnish with lime wedge.

Tips for Creating Your Own Fireball Whisky Cocktails

Want to create your own mixed drinks using Fireball whisky? These tips can help.

  • A little goes a long way. So you won't need to use full shots of Fireball - think of it more like an accent than the main event.
  • When combining Fireball whiskey with dairy-based ingredients such as Bailey's or heavy cream, remember that whiskey can curdle the cream. Always use a high-fat dairy and pour the whiskey in slowly.
  • Remember that Fireball has added sugar, so it will make a drink sweeter. You may wish to adjust the sugar in the drink to help balance the sweetness.

Mixers for Fireball

You can also enjoy Fireball Whisky with simple mixers. These can serve as the basis for a cocktail or as the entire drink. Try Fireball with any of the following:

  • Orange juice
  • Apple juice or apple cider
  • Cranberry juice
  • Ginger ale
  • Cream soda
  • Cola
  • Cherry cola
  • Coffee
  • Ginger beer
  • Hard cider (like the angry balls cocktail)

Fiery Goodness

Fireball whisky adds zip to your cocktails. It's delicious in specially made cocktails and is often tasty when you use it to replace part of the whiskey in traditional cocktails, as well.

Was this page useful?
Related & Popular
14 Fireball Drink Recipes That'll Heat Up Your Night